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compose
used in The Great Gatsby

2 meanings, 2 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
compose a poem
Definition
to write or create something with care — especially music or a literary work, but could be other things as diverse as a plan or a letter
  • The nature of Mr. Tostoff's composition eluded me, because just as it began my eyes fell on Gatsby, standing alone on the marble steps and looking from one group to another with approving eyes.
    p. 50.0
composition = written music
There are no more uses of "compose" flagged with this meaning in The Great Gatsby.

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2  —1 use as in:
composed of many parts
Definition
to create something by arranging parts; or to be those parts
  • They were composed of oddly familiar pieces of ivory.
    p. 72.4
composed = made up
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